Thursday 7 April 2016

Legacy of Spock, part 2 preview

Out this week is issue fifty-six of the Star Trek ongoing comic series, which is the second instalment of the four-issue story, Legacy of Spock. The story set not long after the first nuTrek movie continues to follow Spock, on an adventures that takes us to several familiar locations, and delightfully weaves together Spock's old and new lives, including a flashback all the way to the original series (as you can see in the preview pages below).

This issue is available in three covers: The standard cover, featuring the classic versions of the TOS characters, is by Tony Shasteen, who also provided the interior illustration (you can see how Shasteen developed this cover in an article on 13th Dimension). A subscription cover is by John Watson, and is part of IDW's "Art Appreciation Month", which has covers inspired by classic works of art appearing on many titles from the publisher - In this case we have an Uhura version of Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring". The third cover, only revealed with publication, is a retail incentive, by Jeffrey Veregge, which is apparently exclusive to the EMP Museum in Seattle (which will soon be hosting the Exploring Strange New Worlds exhibition). As ever, nuTrek comics mastermind Mike Johnson wrote this issue.

You can continue reading this story by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop, or from online retails like these:, Things From Another World, Forbidden Planet.

Also out this week is Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Volume 1, the first book reprinting for the first time ever the rare and wonderful comic strips printed in UK magazines in the 1960s and 70s. I have previously posted preview pages from this, which show off the lovely artwork from this series nicely.

You can find reading lists for several Star Trek comic series on my Trek Collective Lists site, including a full listing of issues in the nuTrek ongoing series, and a list of books from IDW's reprints of the elusive Star Trek comic strips To keep track of all the latest Star Trek comic releases, hit the comics button on my 2016 schedule pages.

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